Michael R. Sitrick, JD, CFRE
As executive vice president for advancement, Mike works closely with individuals, families, businesses, and their advisors to help them plan and accomplish their unique charitable goals. His areas of focus include donor-advised funds, community and not-for-profit endowments, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of cash and appreciated assets such as stock, mutual funds, retirement assets (including IRA QCDs), insurance, real estate, and closely-held business interests.
Mike graduated magna cum laude from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. After completing his studies, he worked as an attorney at two Chicago area law firms where he concentrated in civil litigation matters.
Prior to rejoining DuPage Foundation in 2013, Mike had worked for the Foundation in its Advancement department for a number of years before becoming an attorney.
Mike is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) where he has served on numerous committees including its Editorial Board, Judiciary Committee, and Public Interest and Education Committee. He is a current member of the Eighteenth Circuit Pro Bono Committee and also serves as a co-writer and performer for DCBA's annual Judges' Nite production, a fundraiser to benefit DuPage Legal Aid.
Mike is a current board member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, a past president and board member of Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council, a past board member of the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN), and a current member of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving.
In 2016 Mike was recognized by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce as one of its Inaugural “Four Under 40” recipients. He is also a two-time recipient of the DCBA Board of Directors’ Award (2013-2014; 2016-2017) and a past recipient of WSPN's Distinguished Service Award (2016).
In his spare time, Mike enjoys biking, running, reading, and performing as an actor and tenor soloist with area theatre and music groups. He lives in Lombard with his wife, Elizabeth.